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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement on this day in 1993. Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza
Strip and in Jericho.

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On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush took responsibility
for the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

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President George W. Bush meets with Hurricane Katrina victims in
Biloxi, Miss.

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In New York on this day in 1971, National Guardsmen stormed the
Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A
total of 43 people were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two
nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms. He survived
an assassination attempt in in 1972, but remained wheelchair-
bound until his death from a bacterial infection..

During his final years, Wallace publicly recanted his segregationist
views and asked for forgiveness from African Americans.

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EXPLORER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1774

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      Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

Meriwether Lewis explored and mapped the American Northwest with
his partner William Clark. He was appointed to be President Thomas
Jefferson
‘s aide in 1801 and provided him with information regarding
army politics. In addition to helping map the U.S., he served as the   
Governor of Louisiana.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Last combat troops began leaving Vietnam on this day in 1972.

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Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)

Joseph Kennedy, Jr was a United States Navy lieutenant. He was killed in action
during World War II while serving as a land-based patrol bomber pilot and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. He was the oldest brother of John F.
Kennedy. Joseph was the only Kennedy son who never sought political office.

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New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey (left) resigned after revealing
that he was gay on this day in 2004.
  

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The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank and its 118-man crew
died during naval exercises in the Barents Sea on this day in 2000.

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Wreck of the Kursk on a floating dock at Roslyakovo.

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Cecil Blount DeMille
(August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959)

Cecil B. DeMille was a filmmaker who made a total of 70 features, both
silent and sound films between 1913 and 1956. He is acknowledged as
a founding father of American cinema and the most successful producer-    
director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale
and by his cinematic showmanship.   

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s literal stand (left) against forced integration on this day in 1963 made him a national figure in the
ongoing Civil Rights battle.

National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, center, informs Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace that the guard was under federal control as the two met at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. (AP)


National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham (left) informs Gov. George
Wallace that the guard is under federal control as the two meet at
the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

            

        

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On this day in June of 1963, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích
Quang Duc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He
was attempting to show that to fight all forms of oppression on equal
terms, Buddhism too, needed to have its martyrs.

Photographer Malcolm Browne captured the scene in Saigon for the
Associated Press, and the stark image quickly became an iconic visual
of the turbulent 1960s.

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Timothy James McVeigh  (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001)

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma city federal
building killing and 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American
soil. He was executed on this day in 2001.       

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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It was on this day in 1919.

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Sir Barton’s monument and gravesite in Douglas, Wyoming.

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On this day in 1979.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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The Duke’s grave marker.

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